Monday, March 18, 2013

Johnny Appleseed Day

     His real name was John Chapman and he lived from 1774 –1845 yet most people would know him as Johnny Appleseed for introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.

      Do you enjoy apples? We can be thankful for people like John for their efforts in cultivating apples.

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